Support the Journey: One-of-a-Kind Wearable Art Bags ($35)

Lise —  April 17, 2015

In an effort to spread awareness and enrich the lives of those we serve, we are now offering our custom handmade denim bags to the public!

Each bag you order offers hope and renewal for those who have been vandalized and often sexually exploited through human trafficking. By taking something that is used, discarded, worn and possibly abandoned; and creatively re-purposing it into something new, beautiful and purposeful; these bags convey the theme of restoration via ARM of Care’s programming.

Our shoulder bags are crafted locally in the Bay Area from freshly washed denim jeans. They are perfectly sized for things such as replacing your plastic grocery bags, stashing your farmer’s market goodies and toting your library books. Since they are handmade by multiple volunteer designers, the final look will be unique to you.*



We frequently use recycled materials in our creative art programs to show that anything can be made new again! In fact, in some programs, the youth have made and decorated their very own bags – just like the one you will receive.

Soon, we hope to be offering wine bottle totes (so cute for gift-giving!) and we are also considering creating yoga mat carriers.

*Bags vary in superficial elements such as strap color, denim wash, pocket placement, etc. but all are constructed with the same durable construction standard. At this time we are not able to modify designs or customize orders by request. All requests are subject to availability and delivery wait-times can vary, subject to volunteer designer commitments.


How to Order:

If you would like your own bag or one for a friend, please help further the programs of ARM of Care, please clicking the “Contribute” link below to get started. Follow the simple instructions outlined and illustrated below. If you have any questions, or would like to become more involved in this fundraising effort (sewing, selling, etc.), send us an email at and we will reach out to make the arrangements with you.

  • STEP ONE: Enter “Denim Bag” in the Purpose section.


  • STEP TWO: Enter your total dollar amount. ($35 covers the cost to create and ship one bag, while still sending the majority of the cost back into the essential programs. You may always contribute more than this amount, or order more than one item – just notate this in the purpose line, or follow up with an email or call.)


  • STEP THREE: Pay securely via PayPal either as a one-time guest with a credit or debit card, or by EFT and other options when you sign-in to your PayPal account as a user. (Make sure you include an up-to-date mailing address!)